FYI May 10, 2021

On This Day

1801 – First Barbary War: The Barbary pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States of America.[13]
The First Barbary War (1801–1805), also known as the Tripolitanian War and the Barbary Coast War, was the first of two Barbary Wars, in which the United States and Sweden fought against the four North African states known collectively as the “Barbary States”. Three of these were autonomous, but nominally provinces of the Ottoman Empire: Tripoli, Algiers, and Tunis. The fourth was the independent Sultanate of Morocco.[5]

The cause of the U.S. participation was pirates from the Barbary States seizing American merchant ships and holding the crews for ransom, demanding the U.S. pay tribute to the Barbary rulers. United States President Thomas Jefferson refused to pay this tribute. Sweden had been at war with the Tripolitans since 1800.[6]

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Born On This Day

1900 – Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, English-American astronomer and astrophysicist (d. 1979)[82]
Cecilia Helena Payne-Gaposchkin (née Payne; May 10, 1900 – December 7, 1979) was a British-born American astronomer and astrophysicist who proposed in her 1925 doctoral thesis that stars were composed primarily of hydrogen and helium.[1] Her groundbreaking conclusion was initially rejected because it contradicted the scientific wisdom of the time, which held that there were no significant elemental differences between the Sun and Earth. Independent observations eventually proved she was correct.

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Capital Concerts: PBS’ NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT: A NIGHT OF REMEMBRANCE Returns With Performances And Tributes From Washington, D.C. And Around The Country Honoring All Of Our American Heroes
 
 
 
 

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Marion Owen: 25 years of writing about gardening in Kodiak, Alaska (Column #1300)
 
 
 
 
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The Passive Voice, From Publishers Weekly: School Libraries Are the Bedrocks of Freedom
 
 
The Passive Voice, From Jane Friedman: How to Find Compelling Comps for Your Book
 
 
 
 
By Doyle Rice, USA Today: ‘Extraordinary discovery:’ Remains of nine Neanderthals found in Italian cave; they were likely killed and eaten by hyenas
 
 
 
 
By Paula Span, The New York Times: ‘I Need to Know I Tried’ Time-limited trials offer I.C.U. patients and their families a sense of empowerment in the face of low odds.
 
 
 
 
By Ryan Warrender, Product Partnerships Manager, Google Web Creators: Raise the visibility of your Web Stories
 
 
 
 
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Recipes

By Anja, Food Talk Daily: Sourdough Life-changing Bread
 
 
By Arlene Erlbach, Taste of Home: Cauliflower Dill Kugel
 
 
By Kelli Foster, The Kitchn: Every Single Summer Salad Recipe You’ll Ever Need
 
 
By Betty Crocker Kitchens: How to Make a Dump-and-Go Rice Casserole with Any Ingredients
 
 
Taste of Home: Italian Spaghetti Salad; Judy Garland’s Vegetable Salad; 40 Vegetarian Picnic Salads for Summer and more ->
 
 
By Jessie Sheehan, The Spruce Eats: Cream Cheese Stuffed Chocolate Cookies


 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

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